SMS Panzerkreuzer Wahnsinnig (Armoured Cruiser Insanity)

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  1. irnuke

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    Progress!

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    As you can see, I have rounded off the bottom edge of the hull, tapered it slightly at both the bow & stern, and filled (most of) the gaps where the "batch cut" ribs didn't meet cleanly up to the slots in the hull pieces with bondo. Another layer of bondo & a thorough going-over with the sanding mouse, and she'll be ready for West Systems!
     
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    Very nice, very clean....please keep up the step by step process.
     
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    No pics to post up, but the bondo'd hull is getting to be nice & smooth. :)

    Motor mount will be built & mounted next weekend (550 can direct drive....can you get more basic?) :rolleyes:

    Once motor mount is in place hull will get thoroughly coated w/ West Systems. Rudder servo & motor install, some simple wiring & test mule (no upper works or guns) should be ready for temporary skin (duct tape) for some water testing during the Memorial Day events in Ga. :woot:
     
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    Take pic's at the event
     
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    We'll need to see some speed figures and your thoughts on maneuverability, stability, stopping, etc.
     
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    I'll do that. My guess would be:
    Speed: Is this thing supposed to move?
    Maneuverability: Yeah, right
    Stability: Icebergs are very stable
    Stopping: See Speed
     
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    Also will need to document how much ballast is required to get it to proper waterline.
     
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    How many cinderblocks do you estimate?
     
  9. irnuke

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    2.5..... Or maybe I'll just park my Baden on top of it.
     
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    Update: Final coat of Bondo is on and sanded. Glued in a brace for the the balsa where the lower hull tapers in to prop & waterline stringer does not (pic later after glue dries). It doesn't look like I'm going to have time to seal the boat today. I will try and knock it out before next weekend....
     
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    Ok, discovered I still needed to do some woodworking prior to sealing boat. Doesn't look like it will get done before Statesboro. I will bring the boat along, maybe we can get it ready for the water at Tuggy's before the end of the weekend....
     
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    Issue with the plans or execution?
     
  13. irnuke

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    Nothing so serious as to require execution. 9 lashes for the supervisor should be sufficient disciplinary action.

    :)

    I need to do some shaping on the water channel, resize the battery cutouts. Stuff like that.
     
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    Got the subdeck glued on this AM. Lots o' sanding to do before it's sealed.
     
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    Finally did a little more work. Started forming the overhanging portion of the bow (similar to Furst Bismark)...

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    It's going to need a bunch more sanding to get the proper fit, but you get the general idea from pics...
     
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    Not really happy w/ the way the bow is coming out. I may have to cut it all out & start over....
     
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    Question for you woodbuilders....
    Paint, then seal w/ Westsystems, or seal, then paint?
     
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    Seal before paint for me
     
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    If you paint it first, the epoxy won't soak into the wood, and thus it will not seal properly or at all.
     
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    Rgr...thanks, guys.